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A Look Into The Glamorous 66th Grammy Awards

The 66th Grammy Awards, a heavily esteemed event that occurs year to celebrate a year of great music, was hosted on the 4th of February in Los Angeles Its purpose is to award and congratulate the talented and successful artists in the industry.

Ranging from the most admired like Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus to the new and upcoming artists like Victoria Monet and Boygenius, this years Grammys was nothing short of a good time for the viewers and the talented artists who attended.

​One of the most anticipated aspects of the Grammys is the performances from artists. This year, Miley Cyrus, Travis Scott, Olivia Rodrigo, and SZA were all invited to perform, and they left the crowd astounded. 

One notable performance was from SZA, who quickly rose to fame after the release of her well renowned debut album, Ctrl. She began her performance with a slow and reserved; wearing a large coat and singing her quickly rising hit “Snooze.” After the first chorus, however, she quickly changes outfits and gives a high-quality production to her record-smashing “Kill Bill,” filled with career-high vocals and some of her most intense choreography to date.

​Another performance that left the audience in awe was Miley Cyrus’s performance of “Flowers.” With the enormous popularity surrounding this song, people were thrilled to see her first live performance of the song. Coming out in a beautiful, jeweled dress and rocker-styled hair, she quickly caught the attention of the viewers with her raspy take on the song. Cyrus had the viewers hooked on her charisma and shocking presence, giving us a glimpse of her rocker personality and gave stunner vocals before throwing the mic and stomping off the stage.

​Of course, the most discussed event of the night was the album announcement by superstar Taylor Swift. Swift has undeniably had a stellar year, from her well-received Eras Tour and her seven albums released since the beginning of the pandemic, there is no question that she would win awards.

During her acceptance speech for winning the Best Pop Vocal Album for her album “Midnights,” Swift announced her brand new album “The Tortured Poets Department,” releasing on April 19.  Needless to say, this announcement took the internet by storm, becoming the most talked-about news of the whole night. Naturally, Swift also went on the win Album of The Year for the same album, an award presented by Celine Dion.

​From exciting performances to deserving and emotional award wins, this night was undoubtedly filled with unforgettable star-studded moments. With this much talent and flair for musicality spread throughout the Grammys this year, it should come as no surprise that this ceremony brought in the highest viewership in 4 years. 

Here is the full list of the award ceremony awards:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR – “Midnights” Taylor Swift

RECORD OF THE YEAR – “Flowers” Miley Cyrus

SONG OF THE YEAR – “What Was I Made For?” Billie Eilish

BEST NEW ARTIST – Victoria Monet

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE – “Flowers” Miley Cyrus

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE – “Ghost in the Machine” SZA featuring Phoebe Bridgers

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM – “Midnights” Taylor Swift

BEST POP DANCE RECORDING – “Padam Padam” Kylie Minogue

BEST ROCK SONG – “Not Strong Enough” Boygenius

BEST ROCK ALBUM – “This is Why” Paramore

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE – “This is Why” Paramore

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM – “The Record” Boygenius

BEST R&B SONG – “Snooze” SZA

BEST R&B ALBUM – “Jaguar II” Victoria Monet

BEST RAP SONG – “Scientists & Engineers” Killer Mike featuring Andre 3000, Future, Eryn Alle Kane

BEST RAP ALBUM – “MICHAEL” Killer Mike

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